Erythrina abyssinica. Photo: Bart Wursten Cleveland Dam, Harare. Erythrina abyssinica. Photo: Bart Wursten Cleveland Dam, Harare. Erythrina abyssinica. Erythrina abyssinica. Fabaceae – Papilionoideae. Lam. ex DC. red hot poker tree, lucky bean tree. Flowers (Saunders R.C.). The calyx lobes are long and. E. abyssinica tree, Tree showing the trunk and the corky bark, growing in the Harare National Botanic Gardens, Zimbabwe. Dzingai Rukuni.

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Fairly fire and termite resistant RSCU The wood is used for making headrests and mortars. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Field guide to common trees and shrubs of East Africa. A crude extract of the root bark showed antiplasmodial activity against Plasmodium falciparum ; flavonoids and isoflavonoids are the active compounds.

Truncheons are commonly used to make living fences. In a test in Ethiopia it was concluded that leafy twigs can effectively serve as a cheap source of protein supplement for low-quality diets erytthrina the dry season for resource-poor farmers abysinica stall-fed sheep and goats.

Erythrina in Zambia Black Lechwe 18 1 Pages 19 – Seeds contain a curare-like poison. Its wood is used for stools and camel bells and as fuelwood. Consecutively, the seeds planted revealed that seedlings and saplings of E. Trees can be managed by pollarding and coppicing.

Planting large stakes of 2. Although Erythrina abyssinica is not a very important timber tree, it is an outstanding multipurpose tree that provides not only wood, but also serves as shade tree and for soil improvement. Erythrina abyssinica does not tolerate frost.


In Sudan it is found up to m altitude, in Tanzania up to m.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Erythrina abyssinica

Mjafari, mlungu, mbamba ngoma, mwamba ngoma Sw. It is included in several germplasm collections, e. There are book citations related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. Erythrina abyssinica Erythrina Abyssinica x erythina 23k – jpg www. Field guide to trees of southern Africa.

Natural Resources Board, Harare. There are citation in scholarly articles related to Erythrina abyssinica Lam. A field guide to the trees and shrubs of the Imatong Mountains, southern Sudan. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. It has been introduced as an ornamental in Mauritius and various places in tropical Asia and Central America. Views Read Edit View erythriina.

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Red data list status: Erythrina abyssinica flowering trees. The effectiveness is supported by pharmacological research, which showed the presence of antimicrobial flavonoids. Fruit a woody pod, strongly constricted between the seeds.

Erythrina abyssinica MsebeErythrina sacleuxii Hua is a small to medium-sized tree up to 25 m tall, known from Kenya and Tanzania. The wood serves as firewood; it smoulders readily without flaming and keeps smouldering for long periods. Leaves are taken to treat peptic ulcers; they are also used for treatment of diarrhoea. Field guide to the moist forest trees of Tanzania. Roots are taken to treat peptic ulcers, epilepsy, malaria, blennorrhagia and schistosomiasis.

The wood is easy to work, but planed surfaces may be woolly. The number of synonyms increased when a new genus was described from South Africa Chirocalyx Meisn.


Citation in web searches. International Tree Crops Journal 4 4: The liquid from crushed bark of green stems is used to cure conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis trachomawhereas bark sap is also drunk as an anthelmintic.

Erythrina abyssinica can be propagated by seed.

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Erythrina abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: Direct sowing, seedlings and transplants have equal success. Trees grow moderately fast, but growth rates vary widely depending on soil conditions. Seeds should be collected from ripe pods still on the tree; they are widely available.

It is also recommended for live hedges. The seed weight is about g. A root decoction is used to treat gonorrhoea and leprosy. Trees are fire resistant, and even seedlings resprout after fires, due to their deep root system. Several compounds exhibiting a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity have been isolated from the root bark. Erythrina abyssinica Photo of Erythrina abyssinica Lam.

Roasted and powdered bark is applied to burns, ulcers and swellings.

Palatability of multipurpose tree species: Erythrina melanacantha Harms is a small to medium-sized tree up to 20 m tall, occurring in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Socotra Yemen. Seedlings, cuttings, direct sowing, coppice, suckers and truncheons, or, suckers and truncheons, or stems.